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American slavery wasn’t just a white man’s business − new research shows how white women profited, too

As the United States continues to confront the realities and legacy of slavery, Americans continue to challenge myths about the country’s history. One enduring myth is that slavery was a largely male endeavor — that, for the most part, the buying, selling, trading and profiting from enslavement were carried out by white men alone.

Young adults who fare relatively well after spending time in the child welfare system say steady support from caring grown-ups made a big difference

Offering a teen in need a safe place to stay can make a difference in the long term. Justin Lambert/DigitalVision via GettyImagesYoung people who have exited foster care generally fare better – in work, school and relationships – if they get consistent support from adults who care about them during their teen years.

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